Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Are you wed?

How important is a DO NOT play and a PLEASE PLAY list for your DJ?

I don't want to make more work for myself if it's unnecessary, but did you find it to be a good use of time?

5 comments:

Shaina said...

I could see it either way. We had a band, not a DJ, and I decided to just trust them to know what to play and what not to play...and that turned out okay. If you really trust your DJ, it should be okay. HOWEVER, you of course run the risk of hearing something you absolutely do NOT want to hear! I say, if you have time, you can do a short list - like, the ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU PLAY THIS SHIT list. :)

A.D. said...

I have made two of these lists, different events, different djs. Both times, we spent a LOT of time making the lists and both times, each dj laughed and said they don't really use those lists anyway (which really pissed me off)! The only thing I would really worry about is if there are some songs you absolutely want played (think first dance, father-daughter dance, etc.) and any songs that you do NOT want played. Other than that, I would just the dj and your guests decide what to play. Def. not something worth spending a lot of time on or stressing about! Good luck :)!

Michelle said...

for my wedding my husband HATES all (what he calls) gangster rap. So basically we told the DJ that was the only genre of music we didn't want played and he stuck to it. We had some teen girls that requested a few songs and he didn't play them because we told him not to. At the end of the day, my husband was happy and that made me happy! :)

gigiofca said...

ITA - don't stress on what to play. Just focus on your must-haves and when you want them played. And if there are songs or a genre that is taboo, let the DJ know. For us the deal breaker was "smooth jazz."

hotpants™ said...

The only things I've heard someone either request to be played or not played is...

The Chicken Dance
We Are Family

You either want those cheesy songs or you don't. I'd just say that to the DJ. NO CHEESY WEDDING SONGS! Or the opposite if you want them.